Fashion Friday: Travels With Louis

Louis Vuitton, that is.

This week's Fashion Friday is centered around my fabulous thrift store find, the Louis Vuitton Keepall 60 Shoulder Bag.

The outfit is made up of classic, tailored separates. Straight-legged trouser "leggings", belt, three-quarter sleeved V-neck top, blazer, and pointy-toed flats. The accessories are the focus here - they're all from Louis Vuitton. Of course, the anchor piece is the Keepall, but I also chose a Monogram Tulum Pochette Key Cles Holder, a Vintage LV Lock Necklace, a pair of Authentic Louis Vuitton Kusama Waves Flower Sunglasses, and a Louis Vuitton Tambour Mysterieuse Watch. Even the cane is special. It's a Twisted Bocote Hame Top Exotic Walking Cane from Brazos Walking Sticks.

All in all it's a sophisticated combination that shows a lot of love for LV. Will I ever come close to owning any more of these pieces? Maybe, but if all I ever see of this outfit is the Keepall I'm not going to cry.

Spashionistas Wanted

The outfits that I put together for Fashion Friday are based on my BODS profile. Sure, some of the items I use are beyond my price range but I’m certain I can find reasonable equivalents within my budget. I would love the opportunity to put some together for you for the next installment of Fashion Friday. If you’re interested email me with your BODS profile and we’ll make it happen!

Fashion Friday: September Style

This week I'm going to show you two versions of Fashion Friday. One is the haute couture version; the other is my budget workaround.         

Here are two outfits perfect for running around town in post-Labor Day style. Given that it's made up of separates either outfit's pieces are very versatile and can be dressed up or down in many different ways depending on what each piece is paired with. In my opinion versatility adds value. I'm more inclined to buy separates I can use in multiple ways because it makes my clothing budget money go further.

If you've got money to burn you can opt for the $2,400 Chanel Vintage tweed jacket, the Jason Wu color block stretch jersey pencil skirt for $695, Costume National leather sandals at $400, and the $3,400 Bottega Venata "Cervo" Fire (Orange) Leather Woven Satchel. Total cost for the designer label version is $6,895.

My version is considerably cheaper but no less chic. The black cotton Contrast jacket is from the clearance rack at Marshall's and set me back $19.99. My skirt is fresh off the racks of Forever21+. Can you believe an "XL" is considered a plus size? At $17.80 I could care less what they call it. I call it a good deal. My black XAPPEAL heels are from Rack Room Shoes as part of a BOGO so they cost me $16.50. The bag is a TJ Maxx find, a certified "vegan" bag from Urban Expressions and a steal at $32.00. Total cost for my cheap knockoff look is a whopping $86.25.

Now I'm off to get ready for the British Invasion. I get to play tour guide this weekend - I expect it'll be tons of fun!

Spashionistas Wanted

The outfits that I put together for Fashion Friday are based on my BODS profile. Sure, some of the items I use are beyond my price range but I’m certain I can find reasonable equivalents within my budget. I would love the opportunity to put some together for you for the next installment of Fashion Friday. If you’re interested email me with your BODS profile and we’ll make it happen!